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 News RnB 12/08/2008

Hip Hop Star 'Yung Berg' behind Hit Singles 'Sexy Lady,' 'Sexy Can I' and 'The Business' - Gets Down to 'Business'

NEW YORK, NY. (Epic Records)--Epic Records is proud to announce that 23-year-old rapper, entrepreneur and music producer, Yung Berg will release his debut album, 'Look What You Made Me,' on August 12. After exploding with his 2007 debut hit 'Sexy Lady,' Berg continues to establish himself as one of the hottest new stars of 2008. His second consecutive top ten smash, 'Sexy Can I (with Ray J)' quickly surpassed the platinum digital single sales mark and has sold over half a million ringtones. The current single, 'The Business' feat Casha, is already at the top of the charts with much success.

'The Business', continuing to prove as a solid hit, has sold over 80,000 in digital singles and over 180,000 in Ringtone sales to date - #8 on the Ringscan chart; Top 100 on the digital singles chart. As the #3 artist on MySpace, Yung Berg states, 'I've learned to be consistent' earning accolades for the lead singles' record and video. The sultry duet is at Top 50 of the Hot 100 (#49) Billboard charts and remains in the top 10 at urban radio while continuing up the Rhythm charts.

A multifaceted hip hop mc, songwriter, music producer and entrepreneur at heart, Chicago native, Yung Berg discovered a love of the business side of the music industry and created the Yung Boss Music Group (with his partners Rob Holliday and JFK) while writing his debut album. 'Look What You Made Me' features three developing artists from this venture - singer Casha, who is introduced on the single, 'The Business,' and MCs Hunit Grand and Cap-1 and the entire album features production by his Yung Boss in house production team.

Berg states, 'I titled the album 'Look What You Made Me' as a tribute to everybody - my mother, my father, Jay-Z, DMX - all the rappers in the game, who have been a blessing to me whether I know them personally or their music has just touched me.' This debut LP features all-star talent including Twista, Eve, Trey Songz, Lloyd, Amerie, Shawnna, Collie Buddz and Ray J, with universal appeal - music for everyone from the streets, to the clubs, to the car.

Now his goal is to inspire others to achieve their own success through his participation with several non profit organization organizations, as he proclaims, 'I want to let everyone know, as long as you're determined, focused and keep God first, your dreams can come true. Look at me. I'm just like you.' As a supporter to get the message out to vote, Yung Berg is a registrant of the 'Declare Yourself' campaign which has helped register well over 1.2 million people and is growing. Now with 'Look What You Made Me,' Yung Berg is realizing his dreams and he's boldly announcing he won't be denied. Berg has also signed on as a national spokesperson for the 'Life's Real Get Smart' Campaign dedicated to motivating kids through education and to exposing kids to unique opportunities and to support initiatives that reinforce the importance of education of all forms. Continuing his effort to encourage his fans to make the right choices, Yung Berg most recently joined hip hop star T.I. and the 'Hip Hop Caucus' to launch a voter registration and 'Get Out the Vote' campaign that combines the power of celebrity and media with 21st century grassroots organizing tactics targeting adult between the ages 18 - 29 to vote in the upcoming Presidential election.

The video for 'The Business' was shot in Los Angeles by director Rage. The video is currently on BET's 106 & Park countdowns. It's the #1 video on BET rotation and is in significant rotation on BET, MTV's TRL, MTV Hits, MTV Jams and Fuse among other video networks.

Upcoming Yung Berg live appearances and performances include BET 106 & Park, August 12th, MTV TRL on August 14th and BET 106 and Park for the 2000th Episode Special on August 20th.

Watch the video for 'The Business' here:

Look What You Made Me Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Look What You Made Me
3. Sexy Can I (with Ray J)
4. Do That There (featuring Dude 'N Nem)
5. The Business (featuring Casha)
6. Interlude
7. Where Do We Go (featuring Twista)
8. Sexy Lady
9. One Night (featuring Trey Songz)
10. Manager (featuring Lloyd)
11. Interlude
12. If You Only Knew (featuring Casha)
13. Outerspace
14. Get Your Number (featuring Amerie)
15. Victory Lap (featuring Eve and Collie Buddz)
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